Deirdre Forrest

  • Actor
    Female / London/ Brighton
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    51 - 56
    Height
    5' 1" (1m 57cm)
    Weight
    9st. 6lb (60kg)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Grey
    Build
    Medium
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  • Agent

    Agent
    ST Management
    Contact
    07742989888
    Website
    www.stmanagement.co.uk

    Links

    Spotlight Member
    yes
    Equity
    yes

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2020Four Stars -Dee Forrest was in danger of stealing the show with a spot-on Katherine Hepburn missing her "Spence" terribly,
Argus
theargus.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018Katherine Hepburn, Caitlin Moran
Theatre
Love Letters
Sarah Drew
Brighton Little Theatre
Brighton Little theatre
2017Widow Quinn
Theatre
Playboy Of The Western World
Nick Roche
Brighton Little Thetare
Brighton Little theatre
2016Desiree Armfeldt
Theatre
A Little Night Music
Luis Craig
Brighton Little Theatre
Brighton Little theatre
2000Mrs Moody
TV
Renford Rejects
Steven Bawol
Nickelodeon/C4
1997Sister Margeretta
Musical
The Sound Of Music
Michael Houghton Dir & Wendy Gadian (MD)
Everyman Theatre Cheltenham
Cheltenham Everyman Theatre.
1996Pru Rose
Theatre
Billy Blue
Laura Copeland
Oval House
Oval House Theatre, London
1994 - 1995Albertine
Theatre
House Of Obsession
Christina Jones
Babel Theatre
London Tour Inc. Mile End Theatre/Half moon
1992 - 1993Sister Berthe
Musical
The Sound Of Music
Mark Dorrel (MD)
West Yorkshire Playhouse
West Yorkshire Playhouse - now- Leeds Playhouse
1992TV Interviewer
Theatre
Mail Order Bride
Prunella Scales
West Yorkshie Playhouse
West Yorkshire Playhouse - now- Leeds Playhouse
1986 - 1988Trinket Buyer/Understudy Mdme Thenardier
Musical
Les Miserables
John Caird
Cameron Macintosh Productions
Palace Theatre London
1977Deirdre
Film
The Class Of Miss Macmichael
Silvio Narizzano
Kettledrum Films
Cinemas
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    1977Post Graduate ActingMiddlesex Polytechnic (University)

    Additional Skills

    Very good at accents

    Additional Information

    Accent & Dialect Coach 1998 onwards Major Drama schools Film/TV/ Theatre/Commercials

    www.yourvoicecoach.co.uk

    About me

    I am returning to acting after a career break as a successful Accent /Dialect & Voice Coach but l have also had a successful career before this as an actor and singer as I was born into a theatre family with both my parents being actors and singers and was encouraged to follow in my parents opera careers which through prof. children's choirs led to performing at The Festival Hall each Christmas and amazing places like The Royal Albert Hall, a tour of Sweden singing in Swedish and working on Benjamin Britten operas for young people and recordings which were all incredible experiences.But in my teens l was pulled far more towards acting in local youth theatres and then onto The National Youth Theatre leaving school in the middle of my A levels to work on a film starring Glenda Jackson and Oliver Reed playing a delinquent teenager. This was a great start to my professional career and allowed me to observe great talents at work. From there l worked on small fringe theatre plays like Goethe’s ‘Faust’ and community theatre with Camden Council devising and creating productions which was a great learning curve interacting with audiences. Then due to my singing background my mother persuaded me to go up for a UK number 1 tour of ‘‘Oklahoma’ that would come into the Palace Th. in London’s West End and was produced by Cameron Macintosh. Members of the cast were Alfred Molina as Judd and Maria Friedman. Maria and myself then auditioned for understudy roles and we both got lead covers. l was lucky enough to get the lead understudy Laurey and Maria -Ado Annie. From here l did a string of musicals inc The Rocky Horror Show/ Chess/ Piaf/ The Sound Of Music/ Chicago/Merrily We Roll Along which was co directed by Stephen Sondheim & George Furth at Leicester’s Haymarket Theatre - an amazing experience working with such huge icons. During the early to mid 80’s l also played the leads in several regional Cinderella’s and Aladdin’s in Panto inc playing Robin Hood at Richmond Th. alongside Susie Blake, Spike Milligan, Patrick Cargill and Peter Wyngard. During my 20’’s l also wanted to keep my acting going and worked on new writing - inc. a piece about Marcel Proust’s life called ‘House Of Obsessions’ playing alongside Adele Anderson of ‘Fascinating Aida’, also becoming part of a small theatre co. - Babel Theatre -in which we focused on exploring Shakespeares lovers from R&J to Lord and Lady M, toured it around the country in outdoor venues and small theatres and festivals - costumes/ set and two actors all fitted into a London Black cab! I was also lucky enough to work on 'Much Ado About Nothing’ at Birmingham Rep and was asked to understudy the part of Rosalind as the lead became very ill. As l continued to work through my 30’s on various musicals and acting jobs - things began to slow down work wise and l decided to retrain to supplement my income and went to the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London to do a course on voice, accents and dialects and graduated with a PGVS. Almost immediately l was being offered work in major drama schools in London and the voice/accent work began to take me away from my acting career. But now the acting bug has returned

    :-).

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (North American)
    • Californian
    • General American
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Perform nude?
    • No
    Stage Combat Skills
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    • Motorcycle
    General Singing Skills
    • Advanced
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • No
    Character Types
    • Intellectual
    • Mischievous
    • Professional
    • Tough
    • Villainous
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • Austrian
    • Dublin
    • Eastern European
    • French
    • German
    • Irish
    • Irish RP
    • Italian
    • New Zealand
    • Norwegian
    • Russian
    • Scandinavian
    • Swedish
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Musical Theatre
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Accents (UK)
    • Aberdeen
    • Belfast
    • Bradford
    • Cardiff
    • Cockney
    • Edinburgh
    • English, standard
    • Essex
    • Estuary English
    • Glasgow
    • Highlands
    • Lancashire
    • Liverpool
    • Northern England
    • Northern Irish
    • RP
    • Scottish, South
    • Somerset
    • Welsh, Standard
    • Yorkshire
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Mezzo-Soprano
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • Voice Over